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Science News Archive - November 27, 2009

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With the burden of his own promises weighing heavily on his shoulders, President Barack Obama will soon be on his way the UN climate conference in Copenhagen in little more than a week.

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Hammerhead sharks are some of the Ocean's most distinctive residents.

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Scientists say that unusually warm and cold periods in the history of Earth's pre-industrial climate are connected to how temperature changes affect the oceans.

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Ecologists have at last worked out a way of using recordings of birdsong to accurately measure the size of bird populations.

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No matter the cost, French chefs have decided to keep bluefin tuna and any other threatened fish species off their menus.

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Sierra Leone's wildlife managers said on Thursday police arrested 10 poachers for killing off the park's entire elephant herd.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'